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Electrical Technician


Location: Hobart

Job Type: Full time


We deliver power to Tasmanians. Our vision is to be trusted by our customers to deliver today and create a better tomorrow.

We own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. We deliver a safe, cost-effective and reliable electricity supply to more than 295,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. We facilitate the transfer of electricity between Victoria and Tasmania via Basslink, the sub-sea electricity interconnector. We also provide telecommunications and technology services.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for you to join the Ground Service team as an Electrician in the South of the state, based out of our Cambridge depot.

Working in this role you will be required to work on the Supply and distribution of HV and LV ground & underground assets for the southern region of Tasmania.

As a qualified trades person you will be required to teach and mentor apprentices to achieve their qualification.

You may have the opportunity to assist with on call and over time as required. Working a 9 day fortnight has its advantages to gain a long weekend every second week.

The asset voltages are 11kv, 22kv, 415v and 240v that you will be working on.

Work will involve construction, testing & commissioning of new infrastructure – building sub stations pad mount Kiosks, new & old subdivisions, supply upgrades and street lighting.

About Us

At TasNetworks, we own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. We deliver a safe, efficient and reliable electricity supply to more than 285,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. We are Powering a bright future, it's in our DNA;

  • We are our customers too
  • Safety is at the heart of all we do
  • We unify and respond to challenges
  • Trusted to deliver
  • We embrace diversity and forward thinking

About you

We are looking for a both passionate & motivated individual that demonstrates the ability to get things done in the most efficiently and safely. Focusing on continuous improvement, you will consistently achieve results and work with your peers to achieve team and business objectives.

You will be a part of a small team that is made up of qualified Electricians, Lineworkers, cable jointers and apprentices to achieve a program of work at times you may be required to work autonomously.

Having knowledge of SAP and Microsoft packages, you will hold Electrical Certificate III or equivalent proficiency or qualification, Tasmanian practitioners licence or willing to obtain, High Risk Work Licences for Dogging (DG), Elevating Work Platforms (WP) is desirable.

Having already completed the Cert 3 ESI – Cable Jointing will be highly regarded for this role

What's on offer

We have x2 permanent roles available based out of our Cambridge depot in the South of the state. This is a full time permanent opportunity. At TasNetworks we want to power a bright future for our people, our community and our customers. We offer a supportive work environment where safety is at the heart of everything we do. We offer our team excellent benefits including

  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gyms (or gym rebate if unavailable)
  • All the equipment you'll need to be successful

We are proud to be work180 accredited, check us out here.

How to apply

If this role and working at TasNetworks is of interest we look forward to hearing from you. TasNetworks is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged people. Please ensure you attach a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are aligned with this role, and an up to date resume. For more information about this opportunity and to acquire a position description, please click here.

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 4th June 2023

For further information about the role, please contact

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.